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What is Industrial Design?

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 4:24pm 0 Comments

Most names of professions paint a simple picture of what that profession does. An architect designs buildings, construction constructs buildings, doctors heal people, and business people conduct business.



Industrial Design is not a simple profession to describe. As a…

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INNOVATION IS IN THE QUESTION

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 3:01pm 0 Comments

All designers and engineers, regardless of specialty, have one thing in common: We are problem-solvers. There are few jobs that don’t require some degree of problem solving however designers and engineers often are challenged to problem solve across industry lines. As an industrial designer I may design a new scalpel for the medical industry one month and improve the experience of getting your car washed for a chain of car washes the next. The Auburn Technical Assistance…

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BEYOND THE STORMS CONFERENCE

Posted on November 4, 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

On October 24-26, 2010 the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Southern Economic Development Council sponsored the 2010 Southeast Workforce and Economic Development Conference at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. This year’s conference was grandly titled “BEYOND THE STORMS: Achieving Competitiveness in a Changing World”. It was well attended affair, more attendees – most State and local level economic developers -…

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BRAND CREATION: A 90 DAY CHALLENGE

Posted on September 17, 2010 at 2:24pm 3 Comments

Some people spent their Summer at the beach, some traveled, and others were filled with fresh cut grass and backyard barbeques. All smart ways to whill away the Summer … I’m not so smart. I accepted a design challenge to create a brand and introduce that brand at an Expo within 90 days, starting May 25, 2010 and manning the Expo booth on August 20, 2010.…

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At 9:49am on August 7, 2010, David Hicks said…
Great article. I love the story about breakfast, making a point using common experiences.
At 5:46am on July 16, 2010, Hank Czarnecki said…
Great having you add to our site!
 
 
 

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